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Historical Trauma and Modern Day Oppression: How Does This Relate to Eating Disorders? 

For the past 30 years, eating disorders have been represented as a white, middle class phenomenon. Due to the  lack of representation of people of color and indigenous populations with troubled eating, these communities  suffer from high rates of undiagnosed conditions, inaccessible treatment and culturally insensitive practices withinthe eating disorder world/community itself. In this presentation, participants will have the ability to evaluate  eating disorders through a social justice lens that centers the experiences of people of color and indigenous 

descent people. Participants will learn about  historical trauma, the white-thin-cis hetero industrial complex, and how colonialism influenced food. Furthermore, the facilitator will explore the legacies of colonialism on self-esteem, body-image, and food. 

Eating Disorders and Body Love: The Things Mama Didn't Tell You 

There are things our mothers did not get a chance to teach us. Whatever an existing or non-existing relationship we may have with our mothers, this workshop is an opportunity to learn about the things thatour caregivers kept silent or never had the chance to talk to us about while growing up. This workshop will 

discuss the connection historical trauma has with eating disorders and the way colonialism has impacted the way people of color and indigenous people view their bodies. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to 

learn about the dominance of the white-thin-cis-hetero industrial complex and how it influences the way marginalized people get seen and treated in overall 

society. This workshop is coming from the perspective of a woman of color and welcomes people from all

backgrounds to participate. 

Colonialism & Gender Violence: Using Coyolxauhqui, Tlazolteotl & Matriarchal Brilliance for Eating Disorder and Mental Health Healing Possibilities

Since the inception of eating disorder treatment, Eurocentric methodologies have dominated the field. Black, Indigenous people of color have often shared how they are not represented in treatment and, in some cases, experienced further emotional harm due to practitioners overlooking socio-political and identity factors that are undeniably crucial to clients' lived experiences. Dominant eating disorder treatment has given very little room for non-white worldviews and other cultures that could play integral roles in healing and recovery for the majority of the world.

In this talk, we will

  • Examine indigenous epistemologies from Turtle Island and Anáhuac for eating disorder coping and healing.

  • Learn about colonial gender violence against femmes, transgender women, two-spirits, and women (FTWTSW). More specificly, femme and two-spirit spiritual elimination, loss of power and voice, sexual violence, and genocide.

  • Look more closely into the rippling effects of historical trauma on FTWTSW today.

  • Learn about the story and representation of Coyolxauhqui and Tlazolteotl and how we can integrate them into our personal mental and eating disorder care.

  • Learn about the qualities of matriarchal brilliance and the ways we can uplift and heal the feminine and femme.

This talk is open to all folks who are interested in learning about indigenous epistemologies for mental health healing. We ask for our guests to prioritize giving space for the folks most impacted by the topic during the webinar.


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